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A great company Clean Dried Processing has landed in Silver Springs, local workers now have jobs. When in full operation they could be working 18 to 20 Silver Springs workers.

I hate to say that one of our own caused this new plant thousands of dollars of shut down time.

Thousands of pounds of raw product went to waste due to this shut down, the good news is that they only lost three days of production. The permit information is on a link below.

Check out the permit info. then read the comments below..

CleanDriedProcessing-AP2047-3533-ClassIIIOperatingPermit_1.pdf
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02-A1805-CleanDriedProcessing-AP2047-3533-IssuanceLetter.pdf
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Good afternoon,
I have recently received calls from close by neighbors of your Silver Springs, NV, plant regarding the smell emanating from the potatoes and other items that are drying outside the building. They also complained about the smoke coming from the "cooking" of the vegetable matter.
I understand the problem with being in limbo right now, waiting for your NDEP Air Quality permit from the State of Nevada and am wondering if this might be the reason for the vegetables being dried/processed outsite for now. Is this a temporary process?
I need to be able to answer the questions from the public and attempt to appease them, so I am requesting an explanation of your immediate process and your plans of how you will mitigate the problem of the smell and smoke.
I am contacting you first because I am trying to avoid calling NDEP. If we keep receiving similar complaints we will have no other choice than to contact NDEP as that would be our only course of action.
I look forward to your speedy response.
Thank you.

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Kerry Page
Lyon County Planning Assistant
27 South Main Street
Yerington, NV 89447
ph: 775-463-6592
fax: 775-463-5305

Reply back from Rich Erickson

Good evening Kerry,

I appreciate you coming to us with concerns first. We certainly wish the person (who we are led to believe is a Lyon County Commissioner) who previously went to the NDEP rather than talking to us would have exhibited the same character as you. I am responding on behalf of Clean Dried Processing. My response may surprise you, but I would suggest that you tell each caller to immediately contact the NDEP. I think these concerns are under their control, not Lyon County's. Plus they are the experts on such matters. Experience tells us that when the experts get continuous calls on a problem that they know doesn't exist, they shut off the calls rather quickly. I fully understand that one of the most difficult things in the world to do is to change perception with facts but, for the record, here are some facts;

1. We do have an air quality permit; it is not "in limbo". After first being told by a state agency that we did not need one (and we have the email to back that up), once we found out we needed one, we went right to work on getting it 2. We received a permit in days, some say in state record time, because we are not polluting; we just didn't have the right permit. We have been back in full operation for over a week 3. You mention "smoke". The products we dry are 70-80% moisture. If we bring in a couple million pounds of raw product per week, that means we have to dry off approximately 1.5 million pounds of water per week. Almost 40,000 gallons per day. Our exhaust is water, not smoke & not pollutants. May we have an occasional 'burning' in the dryer? Yes, but within limits of our permit 4. "Smell" is an objective term that is best handled by the NDEP. Unfortunately, there will be a percentage of the population that will call your perfume aroma a 'smell'. For the record, I don't know what perfume you wear (although I would probably enjoy it); I just know there are some that will object to anything 5. We are not 'cooking' anything. We are dehydrating; just taking the moisture out. As such, the aroma of the vegetable being dehydrated will emanate from our facility 6. We do not feel we have a problem with either smell nor smoke. If we had the names of those with concerns, or if you would encourage them to contact me, I would be willing to fly from Wisconsin to Nevada to talk to them. We want to be a good neighbor, not just a good employer and a good taxpayer, and part of that is to make sure all fully understand what we do 7. We had an open house to try to explain to people what we do and how we do it, hoping to change 'perception' to 'facts'. I was disappointed in the local turnout so we could have better told our story. You may have been there, but if so I didn't get the opportunity to talk to you. I would welcome you to come at any time, unannounced, to check on our cleanliness of operation 8. Due to insurance requirements, our dryer will always be outside. This allows for the proper moisture release into the atmosphere. We did have a short-term problem with potatoes going bad due to a local citizen calling the NDEP and getting us shut down suddenly rather than talking to us. Believe me, this was very hurtful to us. Citizen concerns should be directed to that person, again who we are led to believe is a County Commissioner, not to us. We handled the situation in the best way we could think of. Actions have consequences 9. Our dryer burner was manufactured in June of this year and is one of the most efficient, non-polluting burners in the world. Draw your own conclusion, but mine and the NDEP will agree that we are doing more than anyone else to limit pollutants 10. Again, I would encourage you to send them to the experts, NDEP. They know we are 'good guys'

Hopefully I have addressed your concerns. I will give you a call at 9 AM your time on Wednesday to see how we as Clean Dried can best go forward and address these concerns, knowing that there will be concerns about anything we do until we can get the facts to those with concerns. May God continue to bless everything you do.

Rich Erickson
www.labudde.com

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